The Glory won two awards on Thursday at the Asian Academy Creative Awards Gala Final.
The 2023 Asian Academy Creative Awards, which took place in Singapore, announced the winners on December 7th. The awards are organized by the Asian Academy of Creative Arts and are held alongside the Asia Television Forum and Market (ATF) in Singapore. The AACA, established to honor creative excellence and serve as a peer-judged pinnacle of achievement in content creation, performance and media production, showcased outstanding talents from the industry.
Netflix was the big winner of the night, grabbing eight awards. Notably, The Glory and Physical:100 stood out, with The Glory winning Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress (Lim Ji Yeon), while Physical: 100 snagged the Best Entertainment award.
The Glory tells the revenge story of a young woman who had no choice but to drop out of school due to the violent bullying she endured at the hands of her peers. Following the release of Part 2, the series garnered an impressive 1.2 billion minutes of viewership within just three days of release. It not only claimed the top spot in the Netflix Global Top 10 Non-English TV category but also secured the overall first position across both English and non-English shows, as well as TV and film categories worldwide. Lim Ji Yeon delivered a historic performance as villain and antagonist Park Yeon Jin, capturing the attention and engagement of global audiences.
Physical: 100 follows one hundred contestants in top physical shape who compete in a series of grueling challenges to claim the honor — and cash reward — as the last one standing. The show became the first South Korean variety show to top the Netflix Global Top 10 Non-English TV Shows category, entering the Top 10 in 82 countries and accumulating a total of 109.63 million watch hours over just six weeks. The announcement of Season 2 production in June has heightened anticipation for what’s to come.
Both The Glory and Physical: 100 are available on Netflix.